Reduced vibration perception in right hands of normal subjects: an acquired abnormality?

P.G. Wiles, S.M. Pearce, P.J.S. Rice, J.M.O. Mitchell

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    We have measured the vibration perception threshold (VPT) in a large number of normal subjects with the aim of producing accurate age related percentile charts to allow simple, quantitative assessment of neuropathy at the bedside. During this study we noticed that the VPT for right thumbs was often greater than for the left suggesting that in the general population right hands may be less sensitive to vibration than left hands.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)715-716
    Number of pages1
    JournalBritish Journal of Industrial Medicine
    Issue number10
    Publication statusPublished - Oct 1990


    • vibration perception threshold
    • VPT
    • right handedness

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